Your understanding of criminal justice is enhanced by learning both inside and outside of a traditional classroom setting. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice believes that learning occurs best when co-op and classroom experiences are considered two halves of a single curriculum. The program is supported by three coordinators who work closely with students to discuss career interests and objectives, to develop successful resume writing and interview skills, and to monitor performance while on co-op sites.

In addition, the criminal justice faculty coordinators interact with various public and private criminal justice agencies to develop stimulating and rewarding positions in the Boston area as well as in other regions of the country. An international co-op office is also available to assist students who wish to pursue their co-op abroad.

Click here for information on stipends for unpaid coop positions.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Co-op Faculty

Name Phone Fax Room
Jean Egan
Senior Co-op Coordinator
373-3443 373-2498 403C CH
Nancy Tavares
Co-op Coordinator
373-3379 373-7315 403B CH
Stephen Williams JD
Co-op Coordinator
373-3421 373-8762 403D CH








Our students complete their co-op experiences at a wide variety of placements involving law, social services, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, research, private security, and government. The following is a partial list of some of the places that NU students have worked as part of their co-op experience:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Police Department
  • Bronx Defenders, Bronx, NY
  • Brookline Police Department
  • Community Resources for Justice
  • Foley, Hoag, LLP
  • ISG Investigations
  • Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • MA Children’s Alliance
  • Massachusetts Department of Correction
  • MetLife Auto and Home
  • Middlesex County District Attorney
  • Probation Department – Boston Municipal Court
  • Ropes & Gray
  • San Francisco Public Defenders Office
  • U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Services
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. – DHS – Homeland Security Investigations Enforcement
  • Walker School

Sample Co-op Jobs – School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Correctional Officer Aide, Program Monitor, Re-entry Research Assistant, General Research Assistant, Management, Assistant, Employment, Education & Training Intern, Accountability & Reintegration Intern, Forensic Mental Health-Administrative Assistant, Program Monitor, Probation Assistant, Clerk’s Office Assistant.

Youth Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Community Monitor, Youth Services Group Worker, Youth Counselor.

Victim Advocate, Direct Care Worker, Child Care Worker, Mental Health Assistant, Residential Treatment Intern, Group Home Care Worker, Employment and Training Assistant, Community Based Worker, Social Policy Research Assistant, CORI Unit Intern.

Procedures Clerk, Law Office Assistant, Paralegal, Legal Intern, Legal Assistant, Legal Recruiting Clerk.

Loss Prevention Investigator, Security Officer, Investigator, Passport Specialist, Background Investigator, Surveillance Investigator, Security Consultant, Bank Investigations.

Investigative Aide, Police Dispatcher, Summer Special Police Officer, Student Trainee/Federal Government, Assistant Crime Analyst, Investigation Intern, Community Service and Training Intern, ID Unit Intern, Office of the Commissioner, Administrative Intern.

  • Contact

    For information about the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University:

    Call (617) 373-3327